Policies

Who Can Get a Free Library Card

All Millington residents, defined as individuals living in the 38053 zip code, may get a free library card (effective July 2018).

The following groups are also eligible for a free library card:

  • Students and staff of the Millington Municipal Schools
  • Millington business owners
  • Active military personnel and their families
  • Millington City Employees
  • Millington Public Library Staff

The Millington Public Library does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities (The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VI). Discrimination of any kind is prohibited. People with disabilities have the right to be accompanied by service animals in public areas throughout Shelby County under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and interference with or denial of this right may also be a violation of state law.For more information or to report concerns regarding Title VI or ADA Compliance: https://www.millingtontn.gov/577/ADA-and-Non-Discrimination

Why Get a Library Card

With your Millington Public Library card, you can:

  • Check out books, DVDs, and audio books
  • Use a public computer in the library for two hours a day for FREE (Guests pay $1.00.)
  • Have access to a 100,000 eBooks and Audiobooks available via Tennessee Reads

How to Get Your Free Library Card

Library cards are obtained by visiting the library service desk and filling out an application. A photo ID (driver’s license, military id, passport, etc.) and proof of current Millington address (a utility bill, lease, etc.) is required. Patrons age 17 and younger require a parent or guardian to accompany them in order to obtain a card. The card holder or his or her guardian is responsible for all items checked out.

Library Card Fees

Millington Resident Card – FREE

Replace a Lost Card - $1.00

Non-Resident Card - $35

Non-Resident Card for Senior (age 55 or older) - $30

*All Millington Public Library programs are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Program attendees do not need to have library cards.*

Renewing Your Card

All cards must be renewed annually by visiting the library to show your driver's license or other proof of Millington residency.

Exceptions

The Millington Public Library wants to make having access to our library resources and services as easy as possible for all patrons.  Are you homebound or hospitalized or cannot make it to the library to renew your card for some other reason? Please call us.

Do you really want to use the library but think you might have fines blocking your account? Please contact us. We can work it out.  Not sure if you are eligible for a free library card or have questions about our policy?  Please call us.

Loan Periods

New Releases-7 days
Books-21 days
DVD’s-7 days
Audio Books-14 days

Rental Fees

New DVDs and Audiobooks are $1.00
All other items (including DVDs and Audiobooks) are FREE (effective Fall 2019).

Late Fines and Lost Items

All Books-$.20 /item/day
All DVDs and Audiobooks -$1.00/item/day

Faxing and Printing

Faxing: $1.00 per page
Black & white printing : $.25 per page
Color printing: $1.00 per page

Fines totaling $10.00 or more will suspend all library privileges until the fine is paid under the amount of $10.00.

The cost of lost items is solely based upon the library’s assessed replacement cost of the item, plus a processing fee of $5.00 for replacement.

Code of Conduct

  • No food and drinks (with the  exception of water with a lid). 
  • Be respectful of others in the  library by keeping voices down.
  • Children under 13 must be  supervised at all times by parent or guardian. (State Law)
  • No public displays of affection.
  • No loitering or disturbing others.
  • No pornography.
  • Arguing or abusing staff and/or management will result in being banned from the library.
  • Bullying, threatening, name-calling, cursing, and/or verbal, physical, or emotional abuse will result in being banned from the library.
  • No weapons.
  • No use of alcohol or drugs. 
  • Individuals who appear to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol will be asked to leave. 

Millington Public Library reserves the right to remove anyone from the library for violation of the above rules as deemed necessary.

Computer Time and Privileges

Limited bandwidth, public decency, and security policies prohibit use of some websites. Failure to comply will result in loss of privileges for 30 days or greater. Two- 1 hour sessions per day, if you log out early it still counts as an hour. Guest passes will be available for $1 each at 2 hours of usage that day.

***Please be aware all public computers and wifi shut down automatically 15 minutes prior to closing. Please plan accordingly to allow plenty of time to complete your computer and printing tasks. We will be unable to print your documents after that time.

Internet Use and Safety Policy

  1. The Millington Public Library endeavors to provide collections, resources, and services that meet the cultural, informational, recreational, and educational needs of the diverse community it serves. Within this context, the Library offers access to the Internet for both staff and members of the public.
  2. Neither the Millington Public Library nor the City of Millington is liable for theft of personal information while accessing the public computers and internet, such as identity theft.
  3. The Internet is a global resource. Resources available on the Internet supplement and complement the collection and resources available at the Library. The Library does not monitor and has no control over the information available over the Internet. The Internet may contain material of a controversial nature. Users should note that not all Internet sources provide accurate, complete, or current information.
  4. It is the policy of the Library to:
    1. Prevent user access over its computer network to, or transmission of, illegal material via Internet, electronic mail, or other forms of direct electronic communications.
    2. Prevent unauthorized access and other unlawful online activity.
    3. Prevent unauthorized online disclosure, use, or dissemination of personal identification information regarding minors.
    4. Comply with Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) / Neighborhood CIPA.
  5. Library users should not have an expectation of privacy when using any form of electronic media in the Library.
  6. Librarians cannot act in the place of parents in providing constant care and supervision of children as they explore the Internet. Parents and legal guardians are responsible for monitoring any and all Internet use by minors. Consent given on the part of parents or legal guardians for a Library card issued to minors constitutes acknowledgment by the parents or guardians that they have a responsibility for monitoring their child's use of all Library resources, including the public computers.
  7. The following are recommended guidelines for parents and guardians to ensure that children have positive online experiences, whether at home or at the Library:
    1. Explore the wide range of available information, and tell your children about sites you consider inappropriate for them.
    2. Provide guidelines for your children on the amount of time they spend online, just as for television viewing.
    3. Teach children to never give out personal identification information (name, address, password, telephone number, social security number, credit card number) about themselves or others without first asking a parent for permission.
    4. Teach children to be good online consumers. As with print information, consider the source, date, and accuracy of online information.
    5. Comply with Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) / Neighborhood CIPA.
  8. Use of Library technology by each and every staff member, volunteer, or patron shall constitute that person's acknowledgment of and agreement to abide by this Internet Use and Safety Policy, including guidelines for use of the Internet by minors. Patrons are expected to adhere to all rules governing the use of the Internet in libraries, including the duration and frequency of sessions. Patrons who violate Library policy regarding the use of the Internet or who behave in a disruptive manner will be asked to either modify their use appropriately or have their Internet usage access suspended. During the first instance, the Internet usage access shall be suspended for seven days; for the second instance, 14 days; and for the third instance, 30 days.
  9. All Internet use is subject to Library's Code of Conduct, which states that behavior must not disrupt other patrons' use of the Library and that Library patrons must be considerate of others in the Library and treat other patrons and staff with courtesy and respect, honor other patrons' privacy, and keep all conversations quiet.
  10. Users shall not disclose, use or disseminate personal identification information without proper authorization.
  11. Users shall utilize the Library network for lawful activities only. They shall not use the network to cause harm to others or damage the property of others. They shall not intentionally upload, download, or create computer viruses or other forms of malicious programming, attempt to harm or destroy equipment, manipulate the data of any other User, or seek unauthorized access to networks and systems, including so-called "hacking."
  12. Internet users shall not violate any applicable local, state, or federal laws or policies.